Hume, Treatise of Human Nature Exert. Proximity.

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Title

Hume, Treatise of Human Nature Exert. Proximity.

Subject

Sympathy

Description

For some comparisons the closer the two things are the easier it is to compare them and make a sympathetic response.

Creator

David Hume

Source

Treatise of Human Nature

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Date

1740

Contributor

Michael Einhorn

Language

English

Type

Philosophy

Identifier

Hume Exert Proximity

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It may, indeed, be thought, that the greater the disproportion is, the greater must be the uneasiness from the comparison. But we may consider on the other hand, that the great disproportion cuts off the relation, and either keeps us from comparing ourselves with what is remote from us, or diminishes the effects of the comparison. Resemblance and proximity always produce a relation of ideas; and where you destroy these ties, however other accidents may bring two ideas together; as they have no bond or connecting quality to join them in the imagination; 'tis impossible they can remain long united, or have any considerable influence on each other.

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Citation

David Hume, “Hume, Treatise of Human Nature Exert. Proximity.,” Enlightenmens, accessed November 29, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/445.

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